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Member news: Honors for Blazer, Steffens and Gottlieb

from AAGP

Congratulations to Dan Blazer and David Steffens, who will both receive awards at the American College of Psychiatrists’ Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on Feb. 22.

Dan G. Blazer II, MD, MPH, PhD, will receive the Distinguished Service Award, presented in recognition of significant achievements and leadership in the field of psychiatry. Blazer is J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, as well as Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina. One of the world’s foremost geriatric psychiatrists, he is known for his many contributions to research, teaching, clinical practice, administration, and public policy. His main research areas include epidemiology of mental and substance use disorders, late-life depression, and the interface between spirituality and psychiatry. Blazer is a past president of the AAGP (2005-2006).

AAGP President David C. Steffens, MD, MHS, was named recipient of the Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry, which honors an individual who has contributed to advancements in the field of geropsychiatry. David Steffens is professor and chair, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center. A highly influential researcher for more than two decades, he has contributed to the understanding of the complex relationship between depression and cognition among aging adults.

Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Partners HealthCare in Boston, is among the nominees for Modern Healthcare's 50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2014. See the full list in the Jan. 6 online issue. The final ranking will be published in the May 12 issue of Modern Healthcare. Gottlieb served as president of AAGP in 1994-1995. more

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